If you are curious about Mars exploration, this series of activities can help your students learn more about Mars and how we explore worlds beyond our own. These project-based lessons are inquiry-based and standards-aligned, and can be tailored to meet the needs of any classroom.
Summer of 2012, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity lands on Mars. Why? We are looking for what life needs: signs of long-term water in the past or present and the right chemical ingredients for life (e.g., carbon-based molecules, the chemical building blocks of life). Use this historic occasion to introduce current real-world science and engineering to your students.
Arizona State University's Mars K-12 Education Program is partnered with JPL to sponsor educator training nationwide. ASU has been conducting outreach since 1992 and is the longest running Mars K-12 education project. Visit their website for current opportunities.
Robotics Alliance Project - Robots are a great way to inspire students to learn about math, science, and technology. Enjoy robots in the classroom or find out how students can participate in robotics competitions and other events.